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ICC Seminars Are A Phone Call Away
April 7, 2005

Attending a code class and earning continuing education units and learning units is as easy as making a phone call when you take an International Code Council Telephone Seminar.

Code officials and others in the building industry can save time and travel expenses by learning via telephone. International Code Council Telephone Seminars are especially helpful for building departments with tight budgets. Several students can gather in one conference room and participate in the seminar together using a speaker phone. The number of people who can attend is limitless.

The International Code Council is offering the Hazard Abatement & Safe Buildings Telephone Seminar Series. Consisting of four separate seminars, the series is taught by the nation’s leading authorities in building safety and hazard mitigation. Each 90-minute seminar includes handouts and question-and-answer periods to provide participants with a thorough understanding of each topic.

“Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management Planning – Be Prepared,” scheduled for June 22, will be taught by David Price, Director of Homeland Safety/Risk Management for the city of Xenia, OH. The seminar helps building departments lay the groundwork for developing hazard mitigation and emergency management plans. Discussions will focus on identifying potential hazards, developing strategies to address those hazards and coordinating efforts within a jurisdiction.

“2003 IEBC Issues with Existing and Historic Buildings,” will be led by International Code Council Senior Staff Engineer Hamid Naderi, P.E., C.B.O., on Aug. 10. The program provides an overview of the critical concepts of the 2003 International Existing Building Code to increase performance in using, applying and interpreting provisions of the code.

“2003 IBC Wind and Earthquake Loads,” slated for Oct. 5, will be taught by John Henry, P.E., an International Code Council Senior Staff Engineer. The seminar explains the 2003 International Building Code provisions based on ASCE 7-98 and the static wind force method of load design.

“2003 IBC Fire Risks of Interior Finishes,” will be taught by Dan Smits, M.C.P., C.B.O., and a member of a suburban Chicago fire department on Nov. 16. The program provides insight into the hazards associated with interior finishes and decorations. Participants will review the applicable sections of the 2003 International Building and Fire Codes and associated testing standards.

The registration fee for each seminar is $175 per site and pays for an unlimited number of participants at one location. The call-in number for each seminar is toll-free and groups may select to attend any number of seminars in the series.

For more information on seminar times, continuing education units and registration, visit

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